Açores, Portugal, 10.2021
drawings from 12.2020
I really like to draw on the iPad. Here’s some drawings made in november 2020.
It is always a difficult decision to make in the iPad… with or without color. On one hand I love the linework. On the other hand, the color has this great capacity to group elements giving the image a more understandable look and feel.
There is a third option. To ignore the line and show the color alone. Like that we go to a more (also interesting) abstract expression.
I have a love/hate relationship with this characteristic of the digital media. This big amount of options to choose from. It sounds good, and it is, but on the other hand, it is much more easy to fall in that deep hole where there is no end for the artwork because of this feeling that all the options are still open for debate and reflexion.
It is more easy to put an end to things when I’m on paper or with other physical media. Less options, less undo, less going back, and this feeling that “I’m missing something that could make this even better”. Well, there is always something that could make something better… Something to think about.
Tools can greatly change the way we draw. Here, the slippery surface results in a very interesting wandering line. I love drawing on the iPad…